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Similarities & Differences
Exploring and Venturing

The following chart displays the differences and similarities between the Exploring and Venturing programs.

Unit Type Explorer Posts Venturing Crews and Sea Scouting Ships
Adult Leader Title Post Advisors Crew Advisors and Ship Skippers and Mates
Membership Co-ed Co-ed
Membership Participants in Learning for Life are NOT Members of BSA Members of BSA
Orientation Career Oriented Scouting Oriented
Sponsors Participating Organization Chartering Organization
Advancement No Advancement Program Boys that reach First Class in a Troop
remain eligible to advance to Eagle Scout

All Venturers may work on the Bronze, Gold, Silver, Ranger, Quest, and TRUST Awards

Sea Scouts may work on the various Sea Scouting Awards

Page updated on: May 02, 2013

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